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Aquila Completes Sale Transaction on Missouri Natural Gas Properties
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Aquila, Inc. (NYSE:ILA) today announced it has completed the sale of its Missouri natural gas utility division to The Empire District Gas Company for a base purchase price of $85 million. Total proceeds received were approximately $102 million, which includes the base purchase price and additional monies related to working capital and other adjustments, subject to "true-up" within 90 days. The transaction, initially announced in September 2005, involves one of four utility properties Aquila is selling for a total of $897 million. All sales transactions are expected to be completed this year.
Quanex Building Products Corporation
Quanex Fiscal Second Quarter 2006 Results
HOUSTON, June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Quanex Corporation (NYSE:NX) today reported fiscal second quarter results for the period ending April 30, 2006. Net sales were $507.2 million compared to $528.0 million a year ago, and income from continuing operations was $68.8 million versus $86.5 million in the year ago period. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $1.07 compared to $1.31 in the second quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share were $1.07 versus $1.29 in the year ago quarter. The latest 12 month return on invested capital was 19.1% compared to 16.6% a year ago.
WorldWater & Solar Technologies
WorldWater & Power Signs $544,320 Contract with California's First Missionary Baptist Church to Build Solar Power System
PENNINGTON, N.J., June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- WorldWater & Power Corp. (OTCBB:WWAT), developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, today announced the signing of a contract with the First Missionary Baptist Church of Littlerock, California to build a solar power and distribution system. Littlerock is a small city in Los Angles County approximately 40 miles northeast of the City of Los Angeles. The photovoltaic panels will be installed on the rooftop of the church's main sanctuary building and the WorldWater system will run in parallel with the church's public electric utility, Southern California Edison. The contract is subject to financing and approval of rebate.
Toll Brothers, Inc.
Toll Brothers' Website to Broadcast Live Its June 8, 2006, Analyst/Investor Conference
HORSHAM, Pa., June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL) (www.tollbrothers.com), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, will provide a live audio webcast of its 2006 Analyst/Investor Conference in New York City on Thursday, June 8, 2006. The conference will be hosted by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert I. Toll.
Nannaco Announces That CPRS Has Executed a Contract With New Cancer Center Increasing Its Annual Revenue by 5 Percent
GIG HARBOR, Wash., June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nannaco, Inc. ("Nannaco") (Pink Sheets:NANN) announced that CPRS, its merger candidate and a leading provider of internet based treatment plans and medical physics consulting services for cancer centers, has executed a contract with Forum Health's new Trumbull Memorial Hospital Regional Radiation Oncology Center in Youngstown, Ohio. CPRS has already conducted acceptance and commissioning work of the linear accelerator located in the Oncology Center and will be providing medical physics services on an ongoing basis.
Buy Rating for JDS Uniphase From DonHarrold.net
SHREVEPORT, La., June 1, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- DonHarrold.net (IARD No. 119079, http://www.donharrold.net), rates JDS Uniphase Corp. (Nasdaq:JDSU), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL), and American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP).